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Nothing in this book is true. 
"Live by the foma* that make you brave 
and kind and healthy and happy." 
— The Books of Bokonon. 1 :5 
^Harmless untruths 

It has been said before and 
will be said again — 
the people make the place. 

The campus is at times beautiful, even mystic 

but the inhabitants are more interesting. 

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"I tended to think when I made talks that ideas were 
more important than men, I felt that what we were 
always trying to do was to come up with the smart 
answers, and it didn't really make any difference who 
had the answer. I thought that a great school was a 
school whose boys sought out the great ideas, and that 
therefore the Headmaster's job was to pick men who 
gave their lives to scholarship, and to reading, and to 
study, and to familiarity with the great ideas." 

John M. Kemper 

a-CERTS itself 
Two, two, two schools in one! 

And that's the joy of coordination, you get warmth 
and openness plus an intellectually challenging aca- 
demic environment in one package — so you can have 
fun and still emerge with that eastern seaboard seal of 
approval. Just remember, if he passed you once, we 
can't guarantee he'll pass you again. 

The increased competition 
which is part of coordination 
has brought some negative 
results. Pride, contempt, 
and ranking have resulted 
in a greater tendency to 
categorize institutional and 
sexual differences. 



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Many of us are at Abbot to 
learn as well as to study. 


Because Abbot is such a tight community, we often find it hard to be alone. Sometimes the tension is so 
great that you feel you have to get away - even if only for a few hours. 

Faculty & Administration 

At Abbot, Donald A. Gordon has focused his 
attention on creating a positive environment and 
stronger sense of community. To the senior class, 
and in particular those of us who started Abbot as 
preps, D.A.G. seems almost a peer, as he began 
when we began four years ago. 

Susan Lloyd, History 

Debbie Witte, Resident Advisor 

Asst. to Dir. of Admissions 

Audrey Bensley, Ceramics 

Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary 

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Elinor O'Neill, Switchboard 

Peter Stapleton, English, Assistant to Principal 

Richard Griggs, Business Manager 

Susan Clark, Latin, Greek 


Steve Graham, History 

David Tower, Mathematics 

We cannot seperate thought from 


feeling from action, 

living from learning. 

Dr. Francis Soule, Physician 

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Lucy Cole, Director of Permissions 

Marie Bonde, Assistant to Director 
of Food and Housing 

Sharon Flynn, Resident 

Rennie McQuilkin, English 

Georges Krivobok, Modern Languages 

Sharon Boyle, Secretary 

. . . some of the feelings, concerns, values, and behavior 
which are anti-humane are products of our own making, 
variables which we have the power to change. 

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Joyce Lauder, Permissions 

Virginia Powel, Art (Chairman) 

Anne Bugbee, English 

Nancy Price, English 

June Wermers, Admin. Assistant 

Rheua Stakley, Resident Advisor, Tennis Instructor 

. . .the faculty has in recent years increasingly 
demanded a role in administrative procedures and 
decisions, and it has continued to expect of itself 
excellence in teaching . . . 

Uli Hepp, French, German 

Hilda Whyte. Physics (Science Chairman) 

Estelle Goggin, Morton House Resident 

Judy McCahill, Resident Advisor 

Ronald Giguere, French 

Florence Griffith, Registrar 

Dorothy Judd, Spanish, (Chairman) 

Kathleen Ayre. Nurse 

Amy Levin, Resident Adviser Aid 

Jean St. Pierre. English, (Chairman) 

Lise Witten, History 

Isabelle Trenbath. Resident Adviser 

Richard Sheahan. Director of Development 

Marion Finbury, College Counselor 

Frances Howard, Resident Adviser 

Eunice O'Brien. Secretan 

Christine Johnston, Music (Chairman) 

Resident Adviser 

Edith Johanson, Bookstore 

Marjorie Harrison, Physical Education 

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Bob Laurence, Mathematics 

There are as many different effective learning and 
teaching styles as there are learners and teachers. 

Sally Warner, Resident Adviser 

Philin Trussel, Art 

Mary Minard. History (Chairman) 


Eleanor Abbot, Resident Adviser 

\ irginia Silvester. Secretary 

Christina Rubio, Dance 

Sherry Gershon, History 

Steve Perrin, Humanities 

Molly Chamberlin, Secretary 




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Stephanie Perrin, Art History, Curator 

We must develop in our communities, respect and 
openness to new values, new aspirations, and new 
ways of doing things. 

Wendy MacNeil, Photography 

Jean Bennett, Mathematics 

Patricia Freund, Biology, Ecology 

Theresa Stewart, Bookstore Manager 

Marilyn Hoyt, Chemistry 

Dick Witte, Resident Advisor 

Olga Tompkins, Resident Advisor (Substitute) 

Christine Kalke, Latin, Greek 

Barbara Sisson, English 

Sarah Proctor, Director of Food and 

We do not advocate that we can be all things to all 

Michael McCann, Biology 

Doris Sachse, Assistant to the Business 

Adele Babcock, Voice 

Flora Valentine, Librarian 

Patricia Corkerton, Spanish 

Jim Lynch, Mathematics 

Bertine DiClemente, Administration 

Elizabeth Richards. Switchboard 

Edwina Frederick, French 

Carolyn Johnston. Dean of Students 

. . . we must reexamine our values and priorities, for if we are willing to sac- 
rifice our involvement in some areas for the sake of a stronger effort in others, 
there are ways we can provide more time for academic preparation and 
innovation . . . 



Marilvn Totten. Alumnae Office 

Frances Ladd. English 

Elizabeth Roberts, Piano 

Carolyn Goodwin, Director of Studies, Mathematics, 

Priscilla Wile, Assistant to 

Business Manager 

James Butler, Maintenance 

Pam Hill. Resident Advisor Aid 

Mile. Marie Baratte. French 

Andrew Johnston. English. Resident Advisor 

Faith Kaiser. Director of Admissions 

Margaret Couch, Librarian 

Andy Straus, Mathematics 

Bill McCahill, Resident Advisor 

Shirley Ritchie, Physical Education, (Chairman) 

Through February Week, New School, and a 
great variety of minors. Abbot encourages 
students to experiment. 

While many of us continue to dabble, a handful have 
learned to concentrate in one area. These few, especially 
those whose talent lies in a non-academic field, are looked 
up to by the community at large. Unfortunately, some 
students feel that they must specialize to gain recognition 
and therefore limit their growth. 


We expect events in our lives to go 
in cycles. We have learned to direct 
our growth — a pattern has been set. 


I think that I shall never see 

A waste quite like an S.A.T. 

An S A.T. is just a test 

To find which people guess the best. 

With paragraphs of boring lore 

Penned before the Civil War. 

I think erosion is to rocks . . . 

And blacken in the proper box. 

For un -computer types like me 

Such nonsense is an S.A.T. 

Poems are changed by fools like me 

But God would blow his S.A.T. 

Helen Coxe 

Who hears music, 

feels his solitude peopled at once. 

Lynn Graham 
96 Bradley Street 
Bristol, Conn. 06010 

Everything has been thought of 
before — the difficulty is to 
think of it again. 





"... absurdity is very much 
needed on this earth of ours. 
Indeed, the whole universe is 
founded on absurdity, and 
perhaps, without absurdity 
there would be nothing at all. 
There are a few things we do 
know, after all." 

"And what do you know?" 

"I don't understand 
anything," Ivan said, like a 
man in delirium, "and I don't 
wish to understand anything. 
The moment I start wanting to 
understand something, I distort 
the true picture, when what 
I really want is to stick to the 

Brothers Karamazov 
Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Liza Webster 

1 1710 Admirals Court 

Potomac, Maryland 20854 

Jill Lerer 

15 Lincoln Parkway 

Lowell, Mass. 01851 

II taut dans la vie beaucoup de sagesse et un peu de folic 

conversation lag 


Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what 
it might appear to others that what you were or might 
have been was not otherwise than what you had been 
would have appeared to them to be otherwise. 
Lewis Carrol 

Sue Lilienthal 
Broad Brook Road 
South Royalton, Vermont 


Elizabeth Ann Hall 
1 1 Leslie Road 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 


And, as in uffish thought he stood. 
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, 
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, 
And burled as it came! 

One, two! One, two! And through and through 
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! 
He left it dead, and with it's head 
He went galumphing back. 

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? 
Come to my arms, my beamish boy! 
O frajous day! Callooh! Callay!" 
He chortled in his joy. 

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
All mimsy were the borogoves, 
And the mome raths outgrabe. 

fromThrough the Looking Glass 
by Lewis Carroll 

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your 

Ken Kesey 

Jessica Straus 
Pleasant Point 
Portsmouth, N.H. 03801 





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Amy SchmcrtzJer 

23 Peacock Farm Road 

Lexington, Mass. 02 1 73 

Let the wild rumpus begin. 
Maurice Sendak 

Lucy Gorham 

96 Stony brook Road 

Cape Elizabeth, Me. 04107 

Rags, if you like; 
but I like my rags. 

Margaret Couch 
Stearns House 
Phillips Acadenu 
Andover. Mass. 

He stands on the highest peak of the mountain 

which overlooks the city. His arms spread 

W ith love, gently filling the hearts of 

His children. 
Barcelona. Spain 

Eleanor Mish 
191 Main Street 
Bridgewater, Mass. 


If I were not a little mad and in general silly 
I should give you my advice upon the subject 

1 should show you in a moment how to grapple 

with the question 
and you'd really be astonished at the force of 

my suggestion 
On the subject I shall write you a most valuable 

Full of excellent suggestions when I feel a 

little better 
But at present I'm afraid that I'm as mad as any 

so I'll keep them to myself for my opinion doesn't 

matter, matter, matter 

Gilbert & 

Everytime I climb a tree 
I scrape a leg 
or skin a knee 
But everytime I climb a tree 
I see a lot of things to see. 
David McCall 

Nancy Pinks 
262 Lydale Place 
Meriden, Conn. 06450 

Nancy Conley Mackinnon 

Pea Pond Road 

Bedford, N.Y. 10506 

Ginger Chapman 
124 Churchill Road 
Tenafly, N.J. 07670 

If you're new in town, 
shop the yellow pages. 

N.Y. Telephone 

Sally Gilbert 

Ave. B, Potomac Park 

Cumberland, Md. 21502 

i thank You God for most this amazing 

i thank You God for most this amazing day: 
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees 
and a blue true dream of sky; and for 

which is natural which is infinite which 

is yes 
(i who have died am alive again today, 
and this is the sun's birthday; this is 

the birth 
day of life and of love and wings; and of 

the gay 
great happening inimitably earth) 
how should tasting touching hearing seeing 
breathing any — lifted from the no 
of all nothing — human merely being 
doubt unimaginable You? 
(now the ears of my ears awake and 
now the eyes of my eyes are opened) 
e.e. cummings 

All wisdom can be stated in two lines: 
What is done for you — allow it 
What you must do for yourself — make 
sure you do it. 


And when you're happy 
remember to be humble 
And when you're sad 
remember to be hopeful. 
And when you're alone, 
I'll be there. 

Elizabeth Urdang 
25 Tower Hill Street 
Lawrence, Mass. 01841 

Keep your wonder and surprise, your 
impulse to discover, your eyes on the ho- 
rizon — they are your promise of immor- 
tality. Go through storms, but fix your 
heart on the sun and stars above them. 
There is one never-changing rule in the 
world: dawn follows darkness. 
Lewis Adamic 

Chris Kuehl 
507 Croton Ave. 
Peekskill, N.Y. 10566 

Thoughts racing like driving rain 


clean and steady. 

Jon Grant 

It takes a great deal of 
courage to stand alone, 
even if you believe in 
something very strongly. 

Andrea Putnam 
2652 Falmouth Road 
Toledo, Ohio 43615 

Joanne Mosca 
7 Timber Lane 
Methuen, Mass. 01844 

There is nothing to fear about tomorrow 
except the coming of another day. 

Rod McKuen 

Lydia Ecclcs 

49 Highland Road 

Andovcr, Mass. 01810 

Nothing is to me more distasteful than 
that entire complacency and satisfac- 
tion which beam in the countenances 
of a new-married couple. 

Charles Lamb 

Susan Machie 

Southern Peru Copper Corp. 


Ho, Peru, S.A. 

For I see now 
that I am asleep 
that I dream when 
I am awake. 

Pedro Calderon de 
La Barca 

Gustavia Evans 
3909 Wiley Street 
Monroe, La. 

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change 
The courage to change those I can 
And the wisdom to know the difference. 

Kate Lilly 
Saconesset Road 
West Falmouth, Mass. 

Will the real KAB Jilly 
please stand up? 

Babette Masse 
Wykeham Road 
Washington, Conn. 06793 

I won't be sad 'til the whiskey's gone. 

Nora Kyger 
5 Nutmeg Lane 
Andover, Mass. 01810 

What is mind? No matter. 
What is matter? Never mind. 

Thomas Hewitt Key 

See things as they are and as they should be, 
then make the two synonomous. 

Jacqueline Carter 

5008 Tucker Street 

Bessemer, Alabama 35020 

Pamela Caverly 
300 N. Main Street 
Andover, Mass. 01810 



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Ann Stiff 

15 Calle Conquista 

Tueson, Arizona 85716 

Gross me out!! 

Helen Coxe 
Adams Road 
Brunswick, Maine 0401 1 

I could have been a judge 
but I never had the Latin. 



Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf 
Then that I may not disappoint myself. 
That in my action I may sear as high 
As I can now discern with this clear eye. 


Linda Calvin 
c/o Orinoco Mining Co. 
Puerto Ordaz ? Estado Bolivar 
Venezuela. S.A. 

i'm in a rainbow and 
i'm feelin' mighty good. 

oh heavens! 

it looks like rain . . 

Megan Schutte 
P.O. Box 222 
Glenbrook, Nevada 

Amy Broaddus 

77 Bartlett Street 

Andover, Mass. 01810 

Alexandra Reynolds 
Simon Willard Road 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

dust be diamonds 
water be wine 
all the time, time time, 
string band 

though it be broken - — 

broken again — still it's there: 
the moon on the water 

Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the 
same time as the strawberries knows nothing about 


Brett Cook 

32 Phillips Street 

Andover. Mass. 01810 

It is not best that we should all think alike; it 
is a difference of opinion that makes horse 

Mark Twain 

He saw that the water continually flowed and 
flowed and yet it was always there; it was always 
the same and yet every moment it was new. 
Hesse — Siddhartha 

Abbe Shaine 
1200 Union Street 
Manchester, N.H.03104 

Susan Eusden 
12 Hidden Road 
Andover, Mass. 01810 

Whatever attitude to human existence 
you fashion to yourself, know that it 
is valid only if it be the shadow of 
an attitude of nature . . . the ancient 
values of dignity, beauty, and poetry 
which sustain it are of Nature's inspiration. 

Walk quietly in any direction and 
taste the freedom of the mountaineer. 

John Muir 

Maria Consuelo DeSilva 
1920Sprindrift Drive 
LaJolla, California 


Aleta Reynolds 
Route 1, Box 288 
Mammoth Rd. 
Pelham, N.H. 03076 

What is the answer? (I was silent) 
In that case, what is the question? 

Gertrude Stein 

We are but parts of a stupendous whole 
Whose body nature is 
And God the whole. 

Alexander Pope 

From the strain of doing 
into the peace of the done. 

Lila Wills 
Ocean Lane Drive 
Commodore Club Apt. 800 
Key Biscane, Fla. 

Martha Rogers 

55 Sunset Rock Road 

Andover. Massachusetts 





The great essentials of happiness are: 

something to do. someone to love, and something to hope for. 

Old as I am, I continue to be 
amazed at the sudden emergence 
of daffodils and stories. 

Ernest Hemingway 

Meredith Weidenman 
Mid South Lane 
Muttontown, Syosset 
New York 

Sally Bloodgood 
2923 S.W. 30th Street 
Des Moines 
Iowa, 50321 

Joy Beane 

44 Highgate Street 

Needham, Mass. 02192 

Tis far better to smile and forget than to remember and be 

Christina Rosetti 

Laurie Camosv 
4716 83rd Street 
Kenosha. Wisconsin 

Vicki Harrison 
5 Pride Circle 
Andover, Mass. 

What sunshine is to flowers 
Smiles are to humanity. They 
Are but trifles, to be sure, but 
Scattered along life's pathway the 
Good they do is inconceivable! 

Linda Horowitz 

The Croft 

Spring Valley Road 

Ossining, New York 

So — 

when was it — I, drawn 
like blown cloud, couldn't 
stop dreaming of roaming, 
roving the coast up and 

Robyn R. Bodenrader 
1 1 Castle Heghts Road 
Andover, Mass. 01810 


Nina Dorsey 

1 1 05 Woodlawn Avenue 

Wilmington, Delaware 

All wisdom can be stated in two lines: 

What is done to you — allow to be done. 

What you must do yourself — 

Make sure you do it. 

It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any fault 
with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it. 

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This ia a principal between a dog 
and a man. 

It were not best that we all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horseraces. 

Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar 

Holly Cleveland 
2 Sawyer Road 
Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

And how shall the soul of a man 
Be larger than the life he has lived. 
Edgar Lee Masters 

Missy Baird 

1580 Santa Barbara Drive 

Dunedin, Florida 33528 

Sue Stone 

Farmers Row 

Groton, Mass., 01450 

All of the animals excepting man know 
that the principle business of life 
is to enjoy it. 

Samuel Butler 


If heaven made him — earth 
can find some use for him 

Chinese proverb 

Penny Stone 

360 E. 65th Street 

New York. New York 1002 

The Road Not Taken 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then too the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same, 

And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

Linda Rawson 
150 E. 69th Street 
New York, N.Y. 1002 

I shall be telling with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by. 
And that has made all the difference. 
Robert Frost 

. . . For best results 
the line cord must 
be uncoiled and 
extended the full 
length . . . 

These be three silent things; 

The falling snow . . . the hour 

before dawn . . . the mouth of 


just dead. 

Adelaide Crapsey 

Debby Roth 


Sidney, Ohio 45365 

Maud Lavin 
5240 Plain Center 
Canton, Ohio 44714 

The perspective of your 
frog feeds me. 
IBM 7040-7090-DCS 

When something is new 
and hard and bright, 
there ought to be some- 
thing a little better for it, 
than just being safe. 
William Faulkner 

Rosalind Munro 

Rt. 3, Box 636 

Peninsula Point 

Hot Springs, Arkansas 7190 

Barbara Pynchon 

R.F.D. 1 

Winthrop Me. 04364 

Liz Padjen 
76 Rowley 
Bridge Road 

The breath of life moves through a deathless valley 
Of mysterious motherhood 
Which conceives and bears the universal seed, 
The seeming of a world never to end. 
Breath for men to draw from as they will: 
And the more they take of it, the more remains. 
Lao Tzu 

Joanie Lichtman 
3 Charlotte Drive 

Andover, Mass. 01810 

Sarah Richardson 

70 Indian Springs Road 

Concord. Mass. 01742 

Gayle Biddle 

123 Elm Street 

South Dartmouth, Mass. 

I! »#! »#»*?#!*#? (Louder than anyone else) 

Libby Pennik 

15 E. 9 1st Street 

New York, New York, 10028 


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Alexandra Strong Godfrey 
Vinalhaven, Maine 

Suze Weaver 
105 Carter Drive 
Metropolis, 111. 62960 

Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all 

the chords with might; 
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed 

in music out of sight. 


Kris Brainerd 

42 Dascomb Road 

Andover, Mass. 01810 

Cheryl Lamb 
Sweet Hill Road 
Plaistow, N.H. 03865 

Tout Homme est 

responsable d'une 


When people don't have anything 




I have 



and children 

ran to me. 

I have walked 



and feathers 



my hands 

were empty 




Carlotta Kip 
Inningwood Road 
Ossining, N.Y. 10562 

Rebecca Rivers 
367 Maple Street 
Danvers, Mass. 01923 

And it's whispered that soon if we all 

call the tune 

then the piper will lead us to reason 

and a new day will dawn for those 

who stand long 

And the forests will echo with laughter 

And it makes me wonder 

Led Zepplin 

Brenda Alona Friend 
8 Whittier Place 
Boston, Mass. 021 14 

Lisa Nelson 

Route 2. Box 76 

PI ai stow. N.H. 03805 

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try 
to cheer somebody else up. 

Mark Twain 

The supreme happiness of life is the 
conviction that we are loved — 
loved for ourselves; say, rather, 
loved in spite of ourselves. 
Victor Hugo 

Libby Spader 

Brooks School 

North Andover, Mass. 01845 

Laurie Dayton 

10 Blackstone Terrace 

Newton, Mass., 02158 

If it be now; 'tis not to come; 
if it be not to come, 
It will be now; if it be 
not now, yet it will come: 
readiness is all. 

Kathy Snowden 
Julia Ann Road 
Dennis, Mass., 02660 

"However . . . 

In retrospect the magnanimity of the 
vicissitudes deviates only slightly. And 
the transmolgnfying effect on the second- 
ary cosmogeny in the de facto 
remifications justifies the existential 
nuances ..." 


Karen Awad 
6 Mellen Cave 
Wayland, Mass. 01 778 

Joyce Johnson 

1623 B. Spotsylvania Street 

Richmond, Va. 23223 

We the last of all. arc the first of al 
the oldest is always the newest, 
I see nothing which 1 have 

seen before; 
A man is never lost, he has only 

been mislaid. 

Got to move on, got to travel. 

walk away my blues. 

Angelyn Deitrick 

Lyme Street, P.O. Box 41 1 

Old Lyme, Conn. 06371 

Marna Parke 
133 Preston Drive 
Meriden. Conn. 06450 

The basic image is not 
the flesh and blood; 
it is mind. 

Hermann Hesse 

Barbara Ryan 
619 Austin Road 
Mansfield, Ohio 44903 

The partridge and the rabbit are still sure 
to thrive, like true natives of the soil, 
whatever revolutions occur. 

Henry David Thoreau 

Julia Gibert 
Gardenia Drive 
Land-o-Lakes, Fla. 33539 

Annelisa Addante 
60 View Street 
Fitchburg. Mass. 01420 

Words never seem to express 
the essence of my feeling. 

Gwendolyn Fowlkes 
210 S. Addison 
Richmond, Va. 23223 

Joni Blaxter 

my greatest hope can 

31 1 Hazel Lane 

only be that I may 

Sewickley, Pa. 15143 

learn how to 


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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. 
Good and bad are but names very readily transferable 
to this or that: the only right is what is after my 
constitution, the only wrong what is against it. 

you shall above all things be glad and young for if you're young, 
whatever life you wear it will become you; if you are glad whatever's 
living will yourself become . . . 
e.e. cummings 

Claudia Gunther 
50 Falcon Road 
Guilford, Conn., 06437 

Dini Price 

580 Blossom Street 

Fitchburg, Mass.. 01420 

Thus: non-existence does not exist; that is, there is no such 
thing as nothing. Therefore, what is, is eternal for if not, it 
must have risen from, or must end in, nothing; and nothing 
does not exist. Motion is an illusion, for a thing can move only 
by going into empty space, i.e. nothing. Matter is uniform, for 
it cannot be mixed with nothing to become rarer; the Universe 
is a motionless, uniform, spherical plenum. 
H.D.F. Kitto 


Meredith Keller 

43 E. Main Street 

Canton, New York, 13617 

We must laugh before we are happy for 
fear of dying without laughing at all. 

K. I Nourst 
Calumet Lane 
Marbiehead, Mass. 01945 

GOOOooood Look in 

Nurse Nourse! Nurse Nourse! 
Nurse Nurse Nourse Nour^. 


Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this 
place, give my beauty in the inward soul; and may the 
outward and inward man be at one. 


Susan Dougherty 

3125 Dunbarton Dr. N.W. 

Canton, Ohio 44708 


clouds come from time to time — 

and bring to man a chance to rest from looking at the moon. 
Matsuo Basho 

Alice Sweeney 

P.O. Box 157 

S. Freeport. Maine 


Antonia Holden 
168 Chestnut Street 
Albany, New York 

The tedium of winter term was delayed by the 
bomb scare and Operation Deep Freeze. 

But some things never change. 



Prep year was one of adjustment, and it represented the end of the antiquated 
social regulations that had previously governed Abbot life. As Juniors, we expe- 
rienced periods of unrest starting with the Oct. 15th moratorium and continuing 
throughout the year. Senior-mid year brought about a unification within the 
class, and a development of individual interests. 

With the arrival of senior year came the pressure of college applications and 
the responsibility of student -run organizations. Because of this increased in- 
volvement with the school, we developed a rapport with certain members of the 
administration. This rapport alleviated some of the superficial worries of each 
student figurehead and provided security. 

Once the myth of senior superiority was dispelled, college applications were 
mailed, and C.S.C. A.R.A.. Town Meeting, et al. were running as smoothly as 
could be expected, we were able to focus upon the essence of senior year — 
sentimentality. As I think over the school's progress and mine, 1 get that feeling 
of — "I wish that I had done more." To tell that to anyone is useless for it is 
something that each person must come to realize on her own. None of us will 
ever forget the friendships and guidance that we have found at Abbot. The 
emotions that stem from these have contributed to our maturity. From these 
successful relationships and our personal motivation to learn comes the power 
to accept, and even enjoy, our often hectic lives. 

Unfortunately. I cannot apply these astute revelations to only the Class of '72 
for I know that this growth at Abbot has been experienced in the past and will 
be experienced by the Class of '73, 74, '75, and those to follow. 


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Lynn Graham 
Liz Padjen 
Lucy Gorham 
Gustavia Evans 
Andrea Putman 
Sue Dougherty 
Kathy Snowdon 
Debbv Roth 



Marna Parke 
Libby Howes 
Betsy Fauver 
Julia Gibert 
Mrs. Bennett 

Town Meeting enables each individul, student or 
faculty, to vote on issues of importance to the commu- 
nity. This year we have eliminated such minutia as 
vending machines and discussions of apathy from our 
agenda. Instead we have been involved in creating 
constructive legislation which has allowed us to direct- 
ly influence the Abbot morale. 

1) A compromise between a strict quorum and 
no quorum at all 

2) Smoking for all four classes 

3) Room visiting reports, proposal, veto, and then . 
and then . . .the trial 2/20/72 

Liza Webster 
Sue Lilienthal 
Debby Roth 
Jess Straus 
Lindy Munro 
Jackie Carter 
Helen Coxe 
Maud Lavin 


<1H " .!".*"•« '•■"■"' 'J 

Editor . . . Gooshy Twinkle Snowden 
Ass't. Editor . . . Sally Jo Gilbert 
Department HEADS: 
Photography . . . Sandy Reynolds 
Art Consultant . . .Jess Straus 
Circulation . . . Megan Schutte 
Solicitations . . . Mama Parke 
Layout . . . Nourse, Schutte, Kip 
Writing . . . Gorham, Rawson 

Man, we've been through some bad times; times when everything 
turns to bitterness. You see the absurdity of life as from another 
dimension of time or space. People disappoint you. Silver turns out to 
be cheap tin. And you're at the end of the buck. 

But then there's something about that "sense of achievement." You 
don't try to pin it down. It's exalting, pure, spiritual maybe. It frees you 
from the baseness placing you higher, nearer. 

We've met. 

AFRO - AM Gustavia Evans, Jackie Carter, Laree Allston, 
Ruth Leroy, Teresa Mitchell 

SENIOR SINGING GROUP: Laurie Camosy, Sue Stone, Gustavia Evans, 
Holly Cleveland, Mama Parke, Jackie Carter, Nina Dorsey, Lisa Nelson 




"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself 
do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or 
not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's 
training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly" 

T.H. Huxley 
Technical Education 

Dana's Sport Shop 


John A. Harrison, Inc. 

Woburn, Mass. 935-4010 

Best Wishes 


5021 McClain Street 
Keys Heights 
Brighton, Alabama 
Rev. Norman L. Robinson 

Mini. Midi. Maxi. 

Webber Lumber & Supply Co. 

(P.O. Box 445) 

275 Summer Street 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420 

Phone (617) 343-4831 

The Sidney Tanning Company 

Happy 140th. 

Class of 1974 

CLASS OF 1973 

And have you traveled very far' 1 

Far as the eye can see. 
How often have you been there? 

Often enough to know. 
What did you see when you were there. 1 

Nothing that doesn't show. 

John Lennon/Paul McCartney 

Class of 75 

From the evolving day students. 



46 Main St. Andover 
(Next to Sherwin-Williams Paint Store) 

7 Days and 


We deliver to Abbot until 9:30. 


Olde Andover Village 
Andover, Mass. 


Jackson, New Hampshire 


9 Elm St. 


Phinney's Television 
29 Barnard Street 
Andover, Mass. 

^..tW-v : ;& 5£CK!e»nHi 


Dr. and Mrs. Abraham 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Adams 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Allen 

Mrs. Anne M. Beck 

Mr. Louis W. Cabot 

Lucy Cameron 

Miss Cassandra Carter 

Mr. and Mrs. Emmanual T. Carter 

Mrs. Mary Moss Carter 

Mrs. Ogden B. Carter Jr. 

Mr. Frances Clements 

Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Cogan 

John M. Coward 

Mr. and Mrs. Rozell Davis 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hall Deitrick 

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Evans 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Feldman 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger B. Gorham 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Griffin 

G. Sterling Grumman 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Gunther 

Mrs. Janet E. Hall 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Hoover 

Carol Horowitz 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kazarosian 

Mrs. Phillip Keller 

Mr. and Mrs. K. Von Klemperer 

Mr. Hatherly B. Knowles 

Dr. and Mrs. Elie P. Leroy 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren T. Linquist 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Long 

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Mason 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCabe 

Mrs. Bessie McDaniel and Daughter 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Mosca 

Mr. and Mrs. David Moss, Sr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Moss 

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Nahill 

Mr. Charles M. Nelson 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Nelson 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nunn 

Dr. William R. O'Reilly 

Dr. Ralph J. Paterno 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Beecher Pinks 

Dr. and Mrs. Nelson L. PortnQy 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Rawson 

Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds III 

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Rivers 

Dr. J.I. Rodgin 

Walter S. Rosenberry III 

Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Sawickie 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaine 

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stone 

Mrs. Walter Knight Sturges 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Sullivan Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Viemeister 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Waters 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Harry Webster 


Mr. and Mrs. James Gamble 

Mr. Roger Howland 

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Lilienthal 

JosiahK. Lilly III 

Herbert E. Markley 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Putman 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Blair Warner 





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inks to: 

Libby Pennink 
Dini Price 

Nancy Adams 
Linda Calvin 

Linda Rawson 
Sandy Reynolds 
Sarah Richardson 

Pam Caverly 
Lynn Graham 
Linda Horowitz 

Libby Spader 
Karen Tulis 

Becky Park 
Marna Parke 

Toddy Walker 

Cheryl Lamb 




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